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A WOMEN ORGANIZATION CALLS FOR EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF RELIEF FOOD

WOMEN FOR CHANGE

 

By Mwenya Mofya

 

The Women for Change has predicted food insecurity in most rural parts of the country due to the negative implications of climate change on agriculture.

 

Zambia’s 2019 maize production is expected to reduce by 16 percent to about 2 million tonnes from 2.39 million tonnes last year while production of sorghum, cowpeas, soya beans among other crops are also expected to reduce by an average of between 19 and 40 percent.

 

An interview With 5fm News Organization Executive Director Lumba Siyanga is of the view that Mumbwa and Kalomo districts which have been the most hit with low crop production must receive more farming inputs to guarantee a better yield in the 2019-2020 farming season.  

 

Siyanga has also called on the government to ensure an equal distribution of relief food to affected areas in view of combating malnutrition.

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